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I had gone into Wal*Mart looking for Before the Robots, but only found this, and it was only $11, so I it became MIIIIIINE. *insert heinous cackling about pretties for no good reason*
For those of you that have only heard "Good", or think that's the only song of theirs that you've heard, this cd would be a fantabulous listen: every single time I've drug a friend to an Ezra concert, so many of the songs will begin and they will turn to me in shock and say "i didn't know they sang THAT!" granted, there's some on here that they never officially released as singles, i.e. "Live Again" and "Under You", and then there's some that they did release as singles that didn't make it, i.e. "Like it Like That" and "Long Lost".
and YES, my babies! It has the non-live, mixed VOODOO version of "Porcelain", which just makes me want to run off into a corner and touch myself. whoo. *wipes brow* I guess calling it the "Voodoo Version" is a tad more PC than calling it the "Sex Yourself Version". but we all know they were thinkin' it.
Hardercore Ezra fans will also notice that it says that for "This Time of Year" that it's the french radio version. it's basically the more recent version of the song that they play live, complete with "bup!"s, and with a bit of "Get You In" mixed in the middle: "I sit and watch your flowers wilting in the kitchen... I felt like I was one of them gasping for air... I go from room to room hoping to find your presence... I play my music louder than you'd like me to." fanfreakingtastic.
there's also a James cover for "Laid" on there, too, that they said they would usually toss into the midst of "Rosalia" in live shows. I had totally forgotten this song existed. huh.
I also fervently wish that they would bring back more from their Surprise days besides just "Tremble" and the occasional "Winter Coats"... ESPECIALLY "Ezra Pound". that freaking song rocks. if i ever got in a band again, i would beg them to learn it so that we could rock that action live, yo. but no. *heavy sigh*
the liner notes, you ask? yes yes, i was getting to that part. The liner notes have each of the members making random notes regarding each song, i.e. Travis saying that he was friends with Ezra and he was bored waiting for soundcheck to start for his band down the street, so he swung by their practice and heard "King of New Orleans", which blew him away, and how odd it would be not even a year later to be actually recording that very song with them.
Anyhoo. Better Than Ezra? I'm in love. Still.